Berkeley Research in the News

February 25, 2015
Golden-Crowned Sparrow, an important host of Lyme Disease
A new UC Berkeley-led study has found that birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California. 
February 24, 2015
Pre-schoolers in classroom.
Rather than extending access to new families, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s robust expansion of free preschool across New York City has instead drawn thousands of children from existing programs and aided better-off families who already enjoyed abundant preschool supply.
February 23, 2015
Shawn Shadden and Amir Arzani working on computations.
Shawn Shadden integrates diagnostic imaging with computational modeling to better diagnose stroke severity in patients. 

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In a report published in September 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 141 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 230 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2013/14 ResearchDonut chart of 2013/14 Research Funding by Sponsor
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)


Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.